How To Spot A Good Aesthetic Injector

Choosing a reliable and trustworthy aesthetic injector can be a daunting process. Here are 7 top tips to ensure you choose the right practitioner.

If you have decided to get an injectable treatment, the most important selection you will make in the treatment process is that of your injector. With a rise in beauty therapists offering aesthetic injectable treatments, I want to ensure that you know exactly what to look for in an aesthetic injector.

Here’s some good ways to spot a trustworthy injector:

1. Ensure your injector has a relevant medical qualification such as a NMC, GDC or GMC license number. Did you know you can actually search for this online by their last name to see if they are medically qualified. This is really important as although, when done properly, cosmetic injections are very safe, if something were to go wrong, medical professionals have the appropriate training and access to prescription drugs to deal with any eventuality, whereas beauty therapists do not.

2. Ask the injector what products they are using and ask them to explain why they use these certain products. You can always search online to see if the drug/product is FDA approved. For anti-wrinkle injections I used Botox® by Allergan and for dermal fillers I use the Juvéderm® Vycross range. Juvéderm® is a range of dermal fillers offered by leading aesthetics manufacturer, Allergan and is approved by the FDA.

3. Look at the injectors price

If they are extremely cheap, there is probably a reason, being the products aren’t legitimate and could lead to complications. Follow up and aftercare may not be included or only at an additional price!

4. Make sure you are offered a consultation to ensure the treatment is right for you

I offer every new patient a face to face consultation as I think this is a very important part of treatment. We will discuss your medical history as well as your own motivations behind booking the treatment – these are necessary before we proceed.

5. Look at the injector’s before & after results on their website or social media. Sometimes it can be difficult to gain consent from patients to share photographs on social media but there should be at least some. Watch out for the following when it comes to photographs; overly edited and filtered photographs, the use of high gloss lip balm to exaggerate lips post dermal filler treatment, changes in movement for before and after photographs, for example before photos in dynamic expression and then an after photo at rest. This is not a true comparison of treatment results.

6. Ask the injector if they have insurance

If they have insurance, this means they have the relevant qualifications to gain it, therefore this ensures they are legitimately trained.

7. Look at their Google reviews and other online feedback from other patients.

If the reviews look concerning, I recommend avoiding this clinic!

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